update on year old strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TheLambsheadrep, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. TheLambsheadrep

    TheLambsheadrep Professional

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    I posted a while ago that I had two rackets that were strung just over a year ago but never used, so the strings were fresh but old. One was with a Red Code (crosses) and TNT (mains) hybrid, and the other full TNT.

    When I hit with the hybrid recently it felt like a trampoline, very springy, I had to alter my swing because the ball was flying and i couldnt generate topspin correctly. But with the full TNT, it feels like it was strung last week, right about as crisp sounding/feeling as normal. So whats up with this, was the poly in the hybrid messing up the feel, did it cause it to lose more tension? And is the trampoline/springy feel considered "soft" when someone would define a string (compared to "stiff" or "firm")?
     
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  2. TheLambsheadrep

    TheLambsheadrep Professional

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    anyone, anything?
     
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  3. kchau

    kchau Semi-Pro

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    poly isnt the greatest at holding tension.
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    Half-correct. Poly actually has the best static-tension-maintenence out there (EG, when you're not using it, it won't stretch because of it's stiffness). I find it odd that you thought the hybrid was springy. Maybe you've grown to hate Red Code (like myself)?
     
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  5. TheLambsheadrep

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    I have a full set of Red Code on another racket, and at first I didnt see anything special with it, but its broken in now and its growing on me. I just find it weird how there is such a huge difference in feel between the 2 year old strings and the only difference is the Red Code...
     
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  6. Tarrantennis

    Tarrantennis New User

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    An unused racquet shouldn't lose so much tension. Maybe it was badly strung. If it feels like a trampoline maybe too low a tension when strung.
     
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  7. TheLambsheadrep

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    but again, the other racket came out fine, so i dont know
     
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  8. acer4tennis

    acer4tennis Rookie

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    I think some poly are holding tension much better then others. Look into WC,Signum Pro and Genesis products.
     
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